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Cory Booker to be sworn in as a US senator

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Cory Booker, who became a rising star in the Democratic Party as mayor of Newark, N.J., has come to Washington. Booker, 44, will be sworn in as a U.S. senator at noon Thursday. He won a special election Oct. 16 to fill out the term of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Vice President Joe Biden will conduct the ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber. Booker's career has finally...

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